Live & Learn

A weekly drop in community service helping us to reach more people

Live & Learn weekly drop in service temporarily suspended

To help protect our most vulnerable patients in response to the changing Coronavirus situation in the island, we are suspending some of our day hospice services from Monday 16th March, which includes our weekly Live & Learn drop in service. This is to enable some clinical staff from our day hospice to help support and maintain essential In Patient Unit services.

We will continue to support all those that need our care in the community and in our In Patient Unit and resume normal day hospice services as soon as possible.

If you have any queries regarding our day centre services, please call 01534 876555.

About Live & Learn drop in sessions

Live & Learn is an initiative aimed at reaching more islanders who could benefit from our expertise and care.

The weekly drop in service benefits anyone affected by a life limiting condition, including families, carers and the bereaved. It is aimed in particular at people who are struggling to adjust to the changes and limitations imposed by their illness and the impact it has on their everyday life.

The drop in sessions are open every Thursday, in the King Centre at Jersey Hospice Care, with morning and afternoon sessions. Anyone can drop in throughout the day for advice and support. It provides an opportunity to meet people in a similar circumstance and gain informal support from healthcare professionals, .

Each Thursday morning, we will have semi structured, informal education sessions. These are supported by professionals from Jersey Hospice Care and Health and Social Services, who provide information and expert advice on topics including nutrition, emotional well-being, practical information and managing symptoms. We regularly welcome up to 20 people who pop in for a chat, go along to the organised sessions, hear from inspirational guest speakers or join the relaxation classes, arts and crafts or new book club.

There is no need for a referral from a health professional or to book your place to attend Live & Learn. You can drop in throughout the day for advice and support.